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The Cronkite School attracts students from around the world who are seeking a world-class journalism education. More than half of the students in the most recent freshman class came from outside Arizona, and more than a third of the cohort also is enrolled in ASU’s widely recognized honors program, Barrett, The Honors College.
The Cronkite School’s 2,000 students consistently lead the country in national journalism competitions. Cronkite students annually win more than 100 journalism and public relations awards. Over the past decade, Cronkite has been No. 1 in the nation in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence competition and the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts. Students also have finished in the top 10 in the Hearst Journalism Awards each year. Cronkite also boasts an exceptional and diverse cohort of masters and doctoral students. Those enrolled in the hands-on professional master’s program prepare for careers in today’s rapidly evolving media industry. Doctoral students conduct scholarly research, participating in international academic conferences and publishing articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Many students go on to become leaders in television, digital media, radio, magazines and public relations after graduation. Graduates have included multiple Pulitzer Prize winners, CNN anchors and public relations executives.